Andy Bolas is one of the younger generation ensconced within the VJMC – and it shows. He’s got a penchant for picking bikes that could be future classics. This month he looks at a brace of 1990s Suzukis.
finish, which I’m afraid does not hold up well. This shows in the fact that I’ve not seen a nice RF600 for a while, but for some reason (older, more mature owners?) nice RF900S still seem to appear from time to time. If a mint 600 is what you desire, though, Padgetts has a couple of pre-registered bikes for the rather princely sum of £5895. In 1995 Suzuki did a special edition of the 900 called the S2, which featured multi-adjustable suspension and some rather jazzy colours. Mechanically both bikes are pretty robust so it’s just your usual maintenance issues really such as tired suspension and poor/uncleaned brakes that you need to look out for. Speaking to a friend in the trade he has seen a couple of 600s with charging issues. A good clean 600 will be harder to find than the equivalent 900, which in time will make them rarer. The 900 is the more useable bike of the two and has a great motor and doesn’t cost much more and with a few suspension tweaks can be made to handle well. It’s a real coming classic with all-day usability.